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Funeral date announced for well known businessman

The funeral of well known businessman Mr Bill Oddie will be held on Tuesday, May 8th.

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Lara Oddie described her dad Bill, who has died at the age of 76, as an "old fashioned gentleman and a wonderful father."

Daughter's loving tribute for popular and well known businessman

The daughter of a well known and popular businessman, who has died at the age of 76, has paid tribute to him as "an old fashioned gentleman and wonderful father."

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The Apprentice star Adam Corbally with some of the students from Burnley College Sixth Form Centre during their careers week.

The Apprentice star gives tips for success to budding Burnley business moguls of the future

A TV star, who was one of the finalists in the smash hit show The Apprentice, came to Burnley to pass on some top tips to aspiring young people.

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(From left): Daniel Turner (Managing Director); Wendy Lord (Factory Manager),'Debbi Irving (Embroidery Manager); the Mayoress, Barbara Whalley; the Mayor of Pendle, Cllr Whalley; Mandy Edwards (Machinist); and John Turner (Operations Director).

'We make 15,000 ties a week': Pendle schoolwear firm opens new Nelson factory

A family schoolwear manufacturer is staying true to its Pendle roots after a move that has seen them swap Colne for Nelson, where the Mayor cut the ribbon to officially open their brand-new factory.
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Bakery supremo Bill Oddie with Prince Charles when he visited the firm to mark its 100th anniversary

"True gentleman" tribute for Burnley born bakery boss Bill

A sports club chairman has paid tribute to bakery boss Bill Oddie who has died aged 76.

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Pendle MP Andrew Stephenson has paid his own tribute to  bakery owner Bill Oddie who has died at the age of 76

MP's personal tribute for well known Nelson bakery boss

An MP has paid tribute to well known bakery boss Mr Bill Oddie who has died at the age of 76.

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Bill Oddie, who has died at the age of 76, with his daughter Lara who works as marketing director for the family business.

Death of well known Nelson bakery boss

The man  at the helm of one of East Lancashire's best known bakerys has died at the age of 76.

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The old Burnley Grammar School

Historic Burnley building to be transformed through ambitious project

A Burnley businessman is helping breathe new life into one of the town's most iconic buildings.
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The proud moment when Bill Oddie met Prince Charles

Royal visit was proud moment for Nelson bakery boss who is celebrating Golden Jubilee

When Prince Charles visited Oddie’s Bakery to celebrate their hundreth birthday, the heir to the throne greeted long serving members of staff and helped cut the birthday cake as well as trying a mouth-watering Pendle Pasty.

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A gambling addict stole thousands from his Nelson employer to pay off debts, Burnley magistrates heard.

Court told how gambling addict stole thousands from Nelson firm

A gambling addict salesman at a Nelson firm pocketed more than £7,000 of his bosses' cash to pay off debts, a court heard.

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Andrew Stephenson MP

MP slams Rolls-Royce job losses as 'deeply regrettable and short-sighted'

Pendle MP Andrew Stephenson has branded a decision to axe 160 jobs at engineering giant Rolls-Royce as 'short-sighted'.

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The centre is set to close

Last call for 'vital' travel information centre

Bus and rail users will find planning their journeys more difficult after it emerged that Lancashire County Council is planning to close the information centre at Nelson Interchange.

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Women are surging ahead of men when it comes to taking financial control in the 21st century.

Women are leading the men when it comes to taking financial control

Women's rights are at the centre of global news and when it comes to finances they are certainly in control.

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The aftermath of the burglary

Double whammy of floods and burglary put brakes on go-karting business

Just days after his Colne go-karting business was hit by floods, devastated owner Craig Gavagan has now had to face up to a break-in.
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Pub giant Wetherspoon closes social media profiles

JD Wetherspoon pubs will no longer be on social media after the pub company decided to pull all its accounts.
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IN PICTURES: 17 cars from British Leyland’s 50 year history

British Leyland dominated the domestic motoring scene making some of the most famous names on the nation’s roads during the 1970s and 1980s.

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The Rolls Royce plant in Barnoldswick

Shock as Rolls Royce to shed 162 jobs at local plant

Huge employer Rolls Royce has announced shock news that it plans to shed 162 jobs from its local workforce.

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The control room

Burnley business generates £3m. and boost to local economy

A venue to showcase exciting products from a Burnley company has generated £3m. of new businesses and provided a boost to the local economy.

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The Burnley College campus Employer Expo.

Burnley College Expo: East Lancs students embrace Apprenticeship Week 2018

Pupils across East Lancashire have been inspired to consider the wealth of opportunities available to them to start their dream career as a Themis Apprentice during Apprenticeship Week 2018.

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Breakfast seminar

Seriun's serious seminar for Burnley businesses

A Burnley company hosted a cyber security seminar for businesses, to help get them ahead when it comes to IT security and data protection.

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